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  • Looking along the promenade of the beach at Aberdeen Codona's Fairground and the Grampian Big Wheel visible in the background
    The promenade of the beach at Aberdeen
  • Looking across the beach of Sandyhills Bay, near Colvend
    Sandyhills Bay, near Colvend
  • Warebeth beach looking toward the Isle of Hoy
    Warebeth beach looking toward the Isle of Hoy
  • Looking across the beach of West Sands to St Andrews, Fife
    West Sands beach, St Andrews, Fife
  • Children running down sand dunes on Yellowcraigs beach
    Yellowcraigs Beach

Explore the beaches in Scotland on a quiet walk along sandy shores, past rugged moors and by clear blue waters.

As part of an island, Scotland is surrounded by plenty of beautiful beaches, many of which have won awards from Keep Scotland Beautiful and the world organisation, Blue Flag. Beaches in Scotland are a great place to go for a quiet walk, to play with the children or to take part in watersports activities. Whatever you choose to do on the sands of Scotland, keep your eyes peeled for marine life in the waters and seabirds flying overhead.

Check out the information listings and plan a trip to beaches in Scotland today.

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  1. North Wick

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    Papa Westray

    North Wick bay is found on the north eastern coast of Papa Westray, Orkney.

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    Fraserburgh

    Fraserburgh Bay is an inlet of the North Sea on the Buchan coast and has a blue flag status.

  3. Ardminish Bay

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    Gigha

    Ardminish Bay is located on the east coast of Gigha, Argyll & The Isles.

  4. Westport Beach

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    Machrihanish

    West Port Beach in Argyll is one of the most beautiful beaches in the west coast of Scotland.

  5. Embo Beach

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    Dornoch

    The clean, white sands are edged by a belt of dunes and the clear water has earned Embo Beach a blue flag for the second year running.

  6. Mangersta Sands

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    Uig - Lewis

    Mangersta sands is found in Uig, the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides.

  7. Nairn Beach

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    Nairn

    Nairn Beach is backed by low sand dunes and a promenade with an open, grassy links area.

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    Elie

    Elie Woodhaven (Ruby Bay) is located in Elie, the Kingdom of Fife.

  9. Eyemouth Beach

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    Eyemouth

    The historic town of Eyemouth offers a sandy north-facing beach which is popular with residents and outdoor enthusiasts alike.

  10. Beach at Sorisdale

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    Coll

    Sorisdale Bay is located on the northern end of Coll, Argyll & The Isles.

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